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Question Insurance in Germany for foreign bike

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Nothing like a last minute adventure... On Monday I'm flying to Germany to borrow a friend's bike for 2 weeks of riding around the Alps and another week following the Tour de France. The bike is registered in the US but stored in Germany. I'm told I need to purchase liability insurance that will cover me throughout the EU. Any advice on where/how I can go about getting this? Thanks so much and pardon my ignorance!
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I like your plan; last minute stuff suits me also.

Take a look at the sticky threads in the forum "trip paperwork" - you don't have long to read them (!), but everything you could possibly want to know about "green card" insurance is in there.

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Sounds like the ADAC (automobile club in Germany) is the place to go. Will do so when I arrive, Thanks!
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If you get stuck on insurance for some reason, contact Stefan Knopf (Google). He makes it very convenient--higher prices, great service.

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Sounds like the ADAC (automobile club in Germany) is the place to go. Will do so when I arrive, Thanks!
Yes, BUT there is recent information that
1. Euro "Green Card" insurance may no longer be available from any/ all
ADAC offices (as it has been in the past);
and
2. the insurance is still available--as markhaff says--from
Green Card

So, given your short timeframe, and depending on where you are
landing in Germany and picking up the bike, you may save yourself
time & hassle by contacting Stefan Knopf first, rather than any
ADAC office.

I would even suggest you email or tel Stefan directly before leaving the US if possible, as
there are still paperwork timeframes to deal with.

good luck
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Hey guys,
Nothing like a last minute adventure... On Monday I'm flying to Germany to borrow a friend's bike for 2 weeks of riding around the Alps and another week following the Tour de France. The bike is registered in the US but stored in Germany. I'm told I need to purchase liability insurance that will cover me throughout the EU. Any advice on where/how I can go about getting this? Thanks so much and pardon my ignorance!
-Ben
EU Insurance (Green Card) is becoming increasingly expensive for bikes of foreign registry. I recently bought insurance from Arisa Assurance SA in Luxembourg for 105€ for 30 days. Their website URL is ARISA Assurances S.A.
The site is in French or German, but they speak excellent English. Not sure if they will insure a bike titled to a third party, but you can always ask.
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